The team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge, Stephen Jones, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Hayleigh Bosher, Tian Lu and Cecilia Sbrolli.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday Whimsies

The International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) is calling for papers for the 37th Annual Congress, which will take place from 5 to 8 August 2018 in Helsinki. The theme of this year is Fairness, Morality and Ordre Public in Intellectual Property. Apply by sending a proposal including an abstract (300-word limit) before 27 January 2018 to Professor Daniel Gervais, ATRIP’s President. More information, here.

Lost in Music.
The “Technology Transactions” conference will take place on 8 February 2018 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. Some of the speakers are Marco M. Aleman (WIPO), Christoph Spenneman (UNCTAD) and Mark Anderson (Anderson Law, IP Draughts). More details, here.

Sir Richard Arnold will speak on “Issues and Developments in Entertainment Law: An Intellectual Property Perspective”, which will take place on 19 February 2018 at the University of Westminster. The event is free, but registration is required. Limited space, register soon here.

The Lost in Music team is keen for people to interact and provide feedback regarding its open access project. The project Lost in Music was developed by academics from Westminster Law School, with the aim of better understanding various issues in the music industry, such as plagiarism. More details, here.

On November 20th, the World Intellectual Property Report 2017 was published. This bi-annual edition focuses on the role that intangible capital plays in global value chains. One of the findings is that “nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital”, such as branding, design and technology”. Read the full report here.

Image credits: Kevin Turinsky, Rockin’ Out to the Bach Cello Suites On Caturday.

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